Top 10 apps for busy mums
These days we’re finding ourselves more and more attached to our smartphones and that’s no wonder with the impressive apps available.
Busy mums are always looking for ways to make their lives a little bit easier. From doing their shopping online to recipes from apps instead of books, our mums are tech savvy and need apps to keep up with their busy schedules. Below are the top 10 apps to help out Mindful Mums.
- Ladybird baby touch
- Annabel Karmel
- NHS Direct
- Life 360 Family Locator
- Total Baby
- Baby Pack and Go
- Magic Sleep
- Baby Changing
This app allows parents to turn their iPhone into a baby monitor. Just plug your phone in, add a phone number and adjust the volume settings, then turn the app on and place it next to your sleeping baby. When the iPhone hears your baby wake up, it will call the designated number and let you listen in.
Great for keeping over 6 months entertained, this interactive app is a peekaboo game based on Ladybirds peekaboo books.
Annabel Karmel’s new app is great for hungry babies and toddlers. With instant access to 100 nutritious recipes, videos of how to prepare meals, shopping lists, meal planners and tips and advice for feeding your little ones, this app is perfect for mums looking for tasty meals.
This app is free.
The perfect app for when your child wakes in the night feeling poorly, the NHS Direct app allows worried parents to enter symptoms and find advice on how to treat minor illnesses. Linked directly to the NHS helpline, users can enter their details and have a health professional contact them if further treatment is advised.
This app is free.
A tracking app that allows you to keep an eye on where your family members are at the click of a button. The difference between this app and other tracker apps is that it can trace any phone – even if it’s not a smartphone! Make sure your children are safe when out and about by finding notified points of safety and points of danger nearby.
This app is free.
This Waitrose app won’t deliver your organic vegetables directly to your doorstep (try Ocado for that) but what it will do, is elegantly present delicious recipes from your favourite Waitrose chefs such as Delia and Heston. From a pre-set countdown kitchen timer, to a personalised shopping list for each recipe, mums won’t be disappointed.
A tracking app, Total Baby allows mums to keep a running record of nappy changes, feeds, sleeping patterns, allergies and importantly, dates of vaccinations. Inspired by a mum, the app is designed to keep track of multiple children (particularly twins).
A tool for busy mums, Baby Pack and Go is an extensive set of premade and custom lists for every occassion to make sure you don’t forget to pack that important item for baby. Whether going for an overnight or a trip to town, check your list to make sure you haven’t forgotten anything and if it’s not on the list, add it to the app directory.
For little ones who are struggling to drift off, Magic Sleep recreates sounds similar to those baby would’ve heard in the womb to help soothe them. Not just effective for baby, mum and other children can also enjoy the benefits of this app to help them drift off.
Mums who are often on the go with very young children will know the importance of an app just like Babychange. No matter where you are, Babychange will tell you where your nearest baby changing facilities are. Mums can rate the hygiene and cleanliness of each one they use and add their own if they aren’t on the list.
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